Base Metals

Anglo American, Codelco face off in court

Chilean state copper miner Codelco and Anglo American have faced each other in court as Anglo seeks to have an injunction against it lifted, reports news wire Dow Jones.

Friedland anticipates DRC’s ‘blue moon’ moment will end well

MINING entrepreneur, Robert Friedland, assured investors there would be a positive outcome concerning the new mining code in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Xstrata to fork out R4.9bn on smelter

UK-based Xstrata has dusted off plans to expand its Lion ferrochrome operation, saying it is confident electricity supply will be guaranteed.

Palabora, union clash over wages

A trade union has declared a wage dispute with copper mining company Palabora Mining following a second round of wage negotiations.

Exxaro shuns Corridor Sands

UPDATED - Exxaro urgently needs to find extra feedstock for its KZN titanium smelters but the Corridor Sands heavy sands deposit in Mocambique does not fit the bill.

Deadly collapse at Glencore’s Congo mine claims over 40 lives

The death toll at the Glencore-owned Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has risen to over 40. Reuters reports...

Copper output higher from Zambia

Zambia copper production rose to 636,528 tonnes from January to November 2009, the central bank said on Tuesday.